I've been planning to make a Seed Packet block for my paper pieced garden block series from the start but was having a hard time working it out in my mind. Things finally clicked and I made some decisions and I am happy with it! I am calling this block simply "Seed Packets." As you can see, I chose Early Peas and Heirloom Tomato. If the piecing looks too complicated, you could easily modify this pattern by replacing the paper pieced vegetables with a large flower or vegetable from a fabric print and modifying the seed name accordingly.
I looked at lots of images of vintage seed packages to arrive at my design. I made the two packets a little bit different just because it is more fun that way. For my blocks, I stamped the seed names on BasicGrey grunge print from the Little Black Dress line. They could also be embroidered or fussy cut. The tomato is pieced with a green grunge for the leaves and stem and the red is an Etchings Script that I got from the Fat Quarter Shop originally but it appears to be out of stock now. The little dot around the outside edges is a sweet print from Ayumi.
Truthfully, I chose peas for one packet because I love an excuse to use buttons. I thought I might line 4-5 buttons up in a row to be the peas in the pod. I think it looks fine without it but it might be even more fun with the buttons. Sadly, I only have one button that is the perfect color match. I am working on rectifying that!
The pea packet has a little corner block in the lower left where you can fussy cut, stamp or embroider the price of the seeds. I used Annie's Farmstand by Lakehouse. I have another Lakehouse print in my stash that has a circular design that reads "Guaranteed to Grow" and it would be the perfect fussy cut too. See it in the picture above? I thought about using it but I was using the Annie's Farm Stand print in white for the packets and it is more ivory. The pea pod is a green Heath print by Alexander Henry.
I am working on getting this pattern ready for sale soon. If you are interested in the other patterns from this series, "Pick Violets" is a free download from my sidebar and the others are in my Etsy shop as well as Craftsy where you can download them instantly.